Turkey's first astronomy department Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences, Istanbul University, Faculty of Science of the Republic and the first observatory building, was opened after restoration work.
Istanbul University, Faculty of Science, Astronomy and Space Sciences Building and the Observatory renewed was made available for academic year 2013-2014. Istanbul University Observatory operates in public. House of academics and students on important days of observation, and voluntary participants can watch the sun and moon are kept. We also participate in the observations of the sky and the telescope syllabuses.
Historic center building was completed about a year through better strengthen Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences, Istanbul University Observatory Research and Application Center Manager, Solar Observatory, Solar Laboratory, Astronomy Data Processing System Center, Observation was made, and will continue to serve Terasları'yla Astronomy Museum.